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suppression. ari berman has focused much of his attention on an underreported story this election season, namely efforts to prevent americans from exercising their democratic right. on the ballot for the -- the battle for the ballot and hoped the issue may be backfiring on those who support it. a conversation with ari berman from "the nation" comin gup now. >> there is a saying that dr. king had that said there is always the right time to do the right thing. i try to live my life every day by doing the right thing. we know that we are only halfway to completely eliminate hunger and we have work to do. walmart committed $2 billion to fighting hunger in the u.s. as we work together, we can stamp hunger out. >> and by contributions to your pbs station from viewers like you. thank you. tavis: ari berman is a political correspondent for "the nation" and author of the book "herding donkeys." last year he wrote a piece called "the gop war on voting." much of what he wrote has come to fruition. he joins us from new york. good to have you on this program. >> i am a longtime admirer. thanks for ha
and their lack of any concern at all. we are going to have a $7 billion federal election cycle this time. that is a lot of money being raised and spent on the campaign. that is a lot of rich people talking in both parties. the democrats still have some heart in there but they still swing to a far to the right as far as i'm concerned, but the republicans, that is the whole meeting of the party is the super rich and those who can be distracted because the message that they are propounding would take america in such an awful direction. but both parties are too beholden to big money. neither party takes on vested interests. i agree is the audacity of hope if i could coin a phrase that in a second term, president obama would assess what happened in the first term, how much a true need of america was tripped up by powerful interests and would be prepared to take it on. we have had that in our history at various times. great reformist president. both parties -- theodore roosevelt on the republican side. franklin roosevelt pa on franklin rooseveltr on the democratic side. kennedy and johnson. we
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